For the cellar

Shingleback The Gate Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2010 $35

From a beautifully balanced year, this is a nicely proportioned, well-made shiraz of exemplary style. The reserved aromas are of plum and subtle mint; the palate is medium-full bodied with ample fine-grained tannins coupled with spice and dark-fruit flavours. Intense and vibrant. Now to 2030. 14.5 per cent alcohol. 92/100 (Huon’s Wine 360)

Food: all aged, hard cheeses

Stockist: Avoca Beach Cellars; Mollymook Fine Wines & Ales

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